Donovan Mitchell Shakes Brunson Before Knocking Down Important Three

Apr 28, 2022, 9:44 PM
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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives against Dennis Schroder #71 and Robert Williams #44 of the Boston Celtics during the second half of their game on December 3, 2021 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – With the Mavericks making a second half fun, Donovan Mitchell knocked down a huge three over Jalen Brunson, giving Utah a 60-53 lead.

The Jazz hosted the Mavericks at Vivint Arena on Thursday, April 28 for Game 6 of their first round NBA playoff series.

With the Mavericks in the midst of a run that had cut the Jazz lead from 12 down to four, Donovan Mitchell continued his strong play as he shook defender Jalen Brunson with a nasty crossover dribble before hitting a step back three from the top of the key. Mitchell made sure to hold the pose for effect following the shot.

The basket was Mitchell’s first of the second half, giving him a team leading 16 points as the Jazz must win in order to push the series to a seventh game. Mitchell has also contributed seven assists and six rebounds, each best for second on the Jazz.

The Jazz are clinging to a small lead as the Mavericks make a second half push to close out the series. With 2:46 left in the third quarter, the Jazz lead Dallas 70-69.

Mitchell Available Against Mavericks

Donovan Mitchell was available and started in game six with the Jazz welcoming Dallas back to Salt Lake City.

The guard left the team’s Game 5 loss with 4:41 left to play in the fourth quarter due to hamstring tightness, but an MRI Tuesday revealed no damage.

Mavericks Look To Close Out Series

The Mavericks can advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons, having been eliminated in the opening round in six consecutive postseason trips.

Dallas last won a playoff series in 2011 when they beat the Miami Heat for their first-ever NBA title.

Luka Doncic has carried the Mavericks since rejoining the team in Game 4 after returning from a strained calf.

The superstar guard is averaging 31.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists as the Mavericks have split Games 4 and 5.


The Jazz and Mavericks Game 6 and can be heard on KSL NewsRadio and The Zone Sports Network. The game is televised on TNT, AT&T SportsNet, and FuboTV.

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